SiLC is a high-quality unifying professional registration for the assessment of the condition and remediation of brownfield sites, which fulfils the needs of public and private sectors and society as a whole.
The SiLC Register brings together professionals from a broad range of backgrounds who advise on land condition matters. A registered SiLC has demonstrated a broad knowledge and understanding of land condition, and can give impartial and professional advice in his or her field of expertise.
SiLC has a wide role in improving quality and standards across the industry. SiLC is gaining recognition as a 'sign off' process for a range of applications, and government agencies and commercial organisations require or recommend using a SiLC for some work.
Registration is by examination and professional interview. SiLC includes a 'land condition skills development framework' to support recognition of competence and career development, and to encourage potential applicants.
The SiLC Register is run by the SiLC Professional and Technical Panel (PTP) which comprises representatives from eight professional bodies, including the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Visit the SiLC website for more information and how to apply for registration. The next SiLC exam deadline is 15 February 2021, with exams starting on the 1 March. All the information is on the applications page on the SiLC website.
National Quality Mark Scheme
The National Quality Mark Scheme for Land Contamination Management (NQMS) is a scheme that has been developed by the Land Forum to provide visible identification of documents that have been checked for quality by a Suitably Qualified and experienced Person (SQP).
The SiLC Register has been identified by the Land Forum as the organisation capable of qualifying professionals as SQPs.
More information on the scheme, go to the SiLC website.
SiLC have created an affiliate scheme to assist graduates, as well as more experienced individuals, to work towards full membership of the RSC and chartered status, before progressing towards SiLC/SQP registration.
Further information can be found on the SiLC website.
In the Practising scientists section
Mastership in Chemical Analysis (MChemA)
Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC)
Qualified Person in the Pharmaceutical Industry